I was just starting out working at the Red Dog Saloon the summer Michner came on his cruise in Alaska as a part of the promo tour for the book. (He didn't even get off the ship in the State Capital, but that's irrelevant.) I remember reading the (autographed) copy his agent left for my family, and it struck all of us - from a local's point of view - as a very relevant and accurate portrayal of life in Alaska... at that time.
Since the book's release - it's been over 15 years now - a great deal has changed here. This is a completely different political, economic, social and environmental climate here right now. There are still quite a few places you can go to see Alaska as Michner portrayed, but they're getting harder and harder to find every year.
Better not for now... signatures get me banned!